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Manuscript Library

Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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Tom Byrne Scrapbook: newspaper clippings, 1944-1998, about World War II; Norden Bombsite scam; flood of 1946; Elmira-Star Gazette staff, 1950s-80s; alcoholism; Captain F. Bruce Olmstead & U2 Spy plane, 1960; the Phoebe Snow; Charles Barber; Chemung County Historical Society; misc. articles by Tom Byrne. Newspaper ClippingsA4101
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: photographs of Elmira Civic Chorus (1953); Governor Dewey, Tom Byrne & Bill Youngstrom (1950); Star-Gazette state editor Marion Stocker (1944); rolls of water-logged paper (1946); flag at Iwo Jima; Tom Byrne at Bicentennial celebration (1975); Gannett Pioneers Club members Tom Byrne, Thomas V. Taft & Marvin E. Johnson (1960); Star-Gazette employees Tom Byrne, George McCann, Bill Pope & Charles Barber (1950s); book signing (1976); unidentified events; unidentified Star-Gazette staff members (1950s). PhotographsA4201
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Story of the New York State Canals and misc. papers about the history of the Chemung Canal. DocumentsA4301
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Collection of news bulletins regarding World War II, 1944-1945. DocumentsA4302
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: The Exchangite, Elmira Exchange Club newsletter, January 1946.NewsletterA4303
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: News bulletin regarding the death of Babe Ruth, 1948. DocumentA4304
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Ticket to the Pioneer Club Buffet honoring Frank Tripp at the Mark Twain Hotel, September 7, 1951. TicketA4305
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Draft of an article about an accidental death at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix, 1952. DocumentA4306
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Collection of envelopes where Tom Byrne's name is misspelled, 1950-1954.EnvelopesA4307
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Letter from J.B.D. complimenting Tom Byrne on a book review, April 19, 1955. LetterA4308
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Collection of drawings by Sunday Telegram illustrator Cliff Rogerson, ca. 1960s. DrawingA4309
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Invitation to a Elmira Torch Club Meeting, Tom Byrne speaking, April 4, 1963. InvitationA4310
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Program for the Bradford County Historical Society Annual Dinner at the Troy Hotel, October 2, 1972. ProgramA4311
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Time Out for Star-Gazing, Star-Gazette employee magazine, 1976.MagazineA4312
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Big Flats Historical Society newsletter, December 1980. NewsletterA4313
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Program for a Memorial Celebration of the life of Harry J. O'Donnell at the Lincoln Center, January 30, 1986. ProgramA4314
Tom Byrne Scrapbook: Kiwanis Klarion newsletter, December 1986.NewsletterA4315
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. Memorandum of Agreement. Dated: January 16th, 1876.MemoA0101
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. Mortgage Insurance Clause. Dated: April 22nd, 1881.DocumentsA0201
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. City, county, and state tax payment receipts. Dated: September 6th, 1883.RecieptsA0301
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. City tax payment receipt. Dated: August 5th, 1884.RecieptsA0401
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. Discharge of mortgage papers. Dated: April 22nd, 1884.DocumentsA0402
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. A receipt of the state and county taxes. Dated: January 3rd, 1885.RecieptsA0501
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. A receipt of her city taxes. Dated: September 22nd, 1885.RecieptsA0502
Rocelia Gilmore's real property records. A receipt of her state and county taxes. Dated: January 29th, 1886.RecieptsA0601
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